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Hazelnut Coconut Cupcakes With Rich Coffee Frosting [Vegan]

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These cupcakes are moist and chocolatey with flaky bits of coconut and a touch of hazelnut. The fluffy buttercream frosting has a deep coffee flavor that's enhanced by the taste of hazelnut.

Hazelnut Coconut Cupcakes With Rich Coffee Frosting [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan


For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup hazelnut liquor
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

For the Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons Frangelico liquor
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon coffee extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar


To Make the Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  2. In a bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt with a whisk.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat together hazelnut liquor, coconut milk, sugar, and vanilla with a hand mixer. Mix in melted coconut oil.
  4. Add the flour mixture in batches, beating well after each addition. Mix until smooth, then stir in shredded coconut.
  5. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before frosting.

To Make the Frosting:

  1. Using a hand mixer, beat earth balance with hazelnut liquor, coffee extract, and vanilla extract.
  2. Add the powdered sugar in batches, beating well after each addition.
  3. When all the powdered sugar is incorporated, beat on high speed for an additional 5 minutes.





Charlie is a PhD student and fitness enthusiast who also loves cooking delicious meals and treats. On her food blog Sweet Salty Spicy, she shares her tasty vegan recipes and cooking tips, hoping to show to people that a plant-based lifestyle can be easy, healthy and delicious (and that vegans don’t only eat lettuce)!



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48 comments on “Hazelnut Coconut Cupcakes With Rich Coffee Frosting [Vegan]”

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Carly Austin
1 Years Ago

Katherine and Mallory! Save this recipe!

Kim Ellison Giacchina
1 Years Ago

Lisa Motowski Yum!!! ❤️

Lisa Motowski
23 Jan 2016

looks so yummy - coffee frosting!!! I may have to make these sometime! <3

Celeste C Fourie
1 Years Ago

Julia Elizabeth

Marlén R. Jacobsen
1 Years Ago

Håvard, skal vi bake?!

Phoebe Dean
1 Years Ago

Alright actually these ones Hannah Hua next baking sesh

Kathryn Glorioso
1 Years Ago

Be Lial

Katie Swiatlowski
1 Years Ago

Kelli Oliver

Kelli Oliver
23 Jan 2016

These sound delicious!

Amanda Bohler
1 Years Ago

Aaryn Mir

Dana Nicole
1 Years Ago

Yes please!

Lena Jones
1 Years Ago

Alex Nicholas Papadatos? yes? haha


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